Fishbourne - ISLE OF WIGHT

What's around Fishbourne?

ferry port at fishbourne, isle of wight

Fishbourne is a small village in the northern part of the Isle of Wight. Between the larger village of Wootton Bridge and the popular seaside resort of Ryde, Fishbourne is home to the Wightlink ferry which sails in from Portsmouth, making it one of the first places that visitors may see when on a trip to the island. This little village has spectacular views over the Solent and has a quaint little harbour with numerous boats moored at the dock, making it a picturesque place to visit or even rent a cottage in, if having a holiday to the Isle of Wight.

Fishbourne is a civil parish and features the ruins of a Norman abbey which was founded in 1132, and the stunning Quarr Abbey, founded at the start of the 20th century and a popular structure to visit when in the village, noted for being one of the most important religious structures that were built in the United Kingdom in this century. Twelve monks currently reside in the monastery and with its beautiful grounds and café serving delicious food, visitors can come to the monastery to look at the beautiful architecture and surroundings.

Places to visit near Fishbourne


Cowes on the isle of Wight - yachting centreThis charming village is home to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, and the lovely and cosy Fishbourne Inn is located by the harbour close to the ferry terminal, which is great for a pub lunch or a pint!

Located just three miles from the village of Fishbourne is one of the most popular beach resorts on the Isle of Wight, Ryde. The most populous area on the island with approximately 30,000 residents, Ryde is packed with things to do, from beach activities to carnivals and entertainment venues. Ryde as the oldest pier in the United Kingdom with rides and arcade games – great to bring the kids to, and there is also the Big Apple Ryde, with 10-pin bowling, a restaurant, diner and pool tables.

A little further east is the pretty seaside town of Seaview which has an excellent sandy beach and enough essential shops when self-catering. A little further south east is St Helens and Bembridge, both good areas for self catering breaks with sailing.

Fishbourne is great if you want to stray a little further away from the bigger towns, yet still want to be close enough to be able to visit them on a daily basis. With wonderful harbour views, charming cottages and beautiful countryside, it is one of the prettiest villages on the Isle of Wight and will make a great holiday destination for you, your friends and your loved ones.

self-catering cottages in Fishbourne near Ryde Isle of WightThe Isle of Wight is an amazing base for a cottage holiday, the island is well blessed with a wide variety of styles and sizes of self-catering cottages to suit all types of groups from couples and families up to hen and stag parties. Click on the photograph to view cottages and self-catering accommodation in Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight.


Self catering accommodation

near Fishbourne


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